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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has launched a federal offensive against states that he believes will use the invalidation of a section of the Voting Rights Act to block blacks and Latinos from voting. Texas is the first state under the federal microscope. He revealed the department's intentions last week at the National Urban League's annual conference in Philadelphia.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has launched a federal offensive against states that he believes will use the invalidation of a section of the Voting Rights Act to block blacks and Latinos from voting. Texas is the first state under the federal microscope. He revealed the department's intentions last week at the National Urban League's annual conference in Philadelphia.

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Holder Moves Against Texas

Attorney General Eric Holder used the National Urban League’s annual conference to fire the first salvo in what will likely be a protracted battle over voting rights.